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Dachman-Soled, Dana

Professor Dana Dachman-Soled
Assistant Professor
ECE/UMIACS/Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2)
3407 A.V. Williams Building

Research Interests 

  • Cryptography
  • Security


Dana Dachman-Soled recently joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at University of Maryland, College Park as an assistant professor.  Before coming to UMD, Dana spent two years as a postdoc at Microsoft Research New England. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia University, where she was a recipient of the FF SEAS Presidential Fellowship.  Dana's main research interests are cryptography and security. She is also interested in computational learning theory and property testing of Boolean functions.


  • B.A. in Math and Computer Science from Yeshiva University
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University

Selected Publications 

Why Fiat-Shamir for Proofs Lacks a Proof.
N. Bitansky, D. Dachman-Soled, S. Garg, A. Jain, Y. T. Kalai, A.
Lopez-Alt, D. Wichs.
TCC 2013.

Securing Circuits Against Constant-Rate Tampering.
D. Dachman-Soled, Y. T. Kalai.
CRYPTO 2012.

On the Black-Box Complexity of Optimally-Fair Coin Tossing. D. Dachman-Soled, Y. Lindell, M. Mahmoody, T. Malkin.
TCC 2011.

Simple, Black-Box Constructions of Adaptively Secure Protocols. S.G. Choi, D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin and H. Wee.
TCC, 2009.

Black-Box Construction a Non-Malleable Encryption Scheme from Any Semantically Secure One. S.G. Choi,
D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin and H. Wee. TCC, 2008.

Honors and Awards 

  • ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2015)

  • NSF Career Award (2015)

  • Recipient of the FF SEAS Presidential Fellowship (4-year fellowship)

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